I am so excited to bring you another edition of THE WEEKEND WARRIOR, your guide for the best events happening around the Reno/Sparks/Lake Tahoe region every month!
Here are several ideas for getting out for some fun as we head into the holiday season!
The comedy scene in Northern Nevada has been sizzling hot this year, and this month is no exception! Prepare for a star-studded lineup that’s guaranteed to turn your evening into a riot of laughter with your crew:
GEORGE LOPEZ: Alllriiiighhttt! – Friday, Nov 3 (7 & 10 pm) @ Silver Legacy
George Lopez’s humor combines his cultural perspective, personal storytelling, social commentary, linguistic style, self-deprecating humor, and an engaging stage presence. All of these elements combine to create an entertaining and thought-provoking comedy brand. Lopez is known for his energetic and engaging stage presence and often interacts with the audience, creating an immersive experience for his audience. Watch here and purchase tickets here.
ILIZA SHLESINGER: Hard Feelings Tour – Friday, Nov 10 (7 pm) @ Silver Legacy
Iliza brings her physicality, commanding stage presence, and hilarious personal anecdotes to the Grand Exposition Hall stage, leaving comedy-show-goers wanting more. Her show shows a distinct comedic style that resonates with a broad audience… It is a true delight to watch her stand up. Watch here and purchase tickets here.
GABRIEL IGLESIAS: Don’t Worry, Be Fluffy – Saturday, Nov 11 (8 pm) @ Reno Events Center
Gabriel Iglesias often refers to himself as “Fluffy,” a term he uses to describe his physical appearance. This self-deprecating humor endears him to his audience and allows him to connect with people from all walks of life. Using a refreshing, non-offensive approach to his comedy, his relatable style of comedy is a must-see. Watch Gabriel Iglesias here.
ANJELAH JOHNSON-REYES – Saturday, Nov 18 (8 pm) Silver Legacy
Formerly an NFL cheerleader turned comedian, Anjelah Johnson-Reyes has the keen ability to connect with diverse audiences while staying true to her own experiences and background. Her famous Nail Salon stand-up routine from her early days in comedy has made me a personal fan. Watch the Nail Salon Video Uncut here.
DANA CARVEY – Saturday, Nov 25 (8 pm) Atlantis Casino Resort Spa
Welcome in Dana Carvey to The Atlantis! Spot-on impressions of people like George H.W. Bush, Ross Perot, and Johnny Carson became iconic and were central to his success on “Saturday Night Live.” Church Lady and Garth Algar from “Wayne’s World” are characters who have become beloved by fans. And these characters are just the tip of the iceberg. Watch Dana Carvey here.
BACK TO THE FUTURE IN CONCERT
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2023 (7 pm)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Power up your DeLorean, recharge your flux capacitor, and get ready to experience an unforgettable classic with the Reno Philharmonic performing the exciting score of Back the Future, live to picture! Back to the Future is a 1.21-gigawatt blockbuster that stamped an enduring imprint on pop culture. In this time-traveling coming-of-age story, Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) suddenly finds himself transported back from 1985 to 1955, where he struggles to change the destiny of his parents, rescue an eccentric friend, and solve an alternative plutonium crisis, all while trying to ensure he has a future to get back to. Purchase tickets to this exceptional one-evening performance at GrandSierraResort.com.
Musical performances here in Northern Nevada could not get more diverse than the main acts headed to Reno/Sparks in November 2023. Find the performer who speaks to you, get your tickets, and go!
ICE CUBE (Hip Hop/Rap) – Friday, Nov 3 (8 pm) @ Grand Sierra Resort (Listen here to “It Was A Good Day”)
KENNY G (Smooth Jazz) – Sunday, Nov 5 (8 pm) @ Grand Sierra Resort (Listen here to “Songbird”)
THE ROBERT CRAY BAND (Soul, R&B, Gospel, Blues, and Rock ‘n Roll) – Saturday, Nov 11 (8 pm) @ The Nugget Celebrity Showroom. (Listen here to “Right Next Door”)
FANTASIES IN CHOCOLATE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
GRAND SIERRA RESORT
Brace yourself, Reno! After 5 long years of absence, one of the most iconic social events in our region returns in full force! They said the chocolate factory would be “closed… forever.” But alas, the “Desserted” factory opens again for Fantasies in Chocolate. After all these years, you can not imagine the wonders that await you! Where is Wonka and who is opening the factory gates for this evening of limitless sweet confectioneries, intoxicating concoctions, and spectacular surprises? Proceeds from this year’s events benefit The Eddy House, the KT Grace Foundation, and The Reno Gazette Journal Fund. Learn more about the return of this honored gathering and purchase your tickets in advance at FantasiesInChocolate.com.
KICKER MONSTER TRUCK SHOW
FRIDAY & SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 10 & 11 RENO-SPARKS LIVESTOCK EVENTS CENTER
Are you prepared for the incomparable excitement of a monster truck show?? At the Kicker Monster Truck Show, you can experience the thrill of riding in a bona fide monster truck at the VIP Pit Party! Get up close and personal with these colossal trucks, mingle with the drivers, capture memorable moments in photos, and savor a plethora of family-friendly entertainment. Please note that the Pit Party is an integral and unforgettable facet of your Kicker Monster Truck Show adventure that does require an extra fee. Discover all your ticket options at KickerMonsterTruck.com.
DISNEY’S “THE LION KING” MUSICAL
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 10 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2023 (EXCLUDING MONDAYS)
GRAND SIERRA RESORT – GRAND THEATRE
Experience the magic of Disney’s The Lion King Musical as it roars into Reno this November! You’ll step into the heart of the African savanna and join Simba, Timon, Pumbaa, and all your favorite characters on an unforgettable journey. The memorable musical inspired by the classic “Circle of Life” Disney movie brings the beloved tale to the Grand Theatre stage with stunning visuals, enchanting music, and captivating performances. It’s a powerful, emotional, and heartwarming story that resonates with all ages. For more information and ticket sales for evening and matinee shows, visit GrandSierraResort.com.
NAKAMATSU PLAYS BRAHMS
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11 (7:30 pm) and SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 12 (4 pm)
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
Settle in with the Reno Philharmonic at Reno’s underground venue, Pioneer Center for the Performing Arts, where the program opens with a composition from Nigerian composer Nkeiru Okoye, a response to the 9/11 tragedy in “Voices Shouting Out.” In her words, “It was a march to acknowledge those fighting on our behalf of our safety, and yet a sparkling celebration of life for those who continue living.” Then Sibelius No. 6 speaks to the soul while evoking the change in seasons, an interplay with the listener’s senses. Audience favorite Jon Nakamatsu returns to Reno to perform the Brahms Piano Concerto No. 1, surging with youthful fire, tender passion, and thunderous power. Written when Brahms was only 25 years old, the piano concerto is one of music history’s most monumental and stunning creative achievements. Purchase your tickets in advance at RenoPhil.com.
DISNEY ON ICE PRESENT: FROZEN & ENCANTO
THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2023
RENO EVENTS CENTER
The perfect family outing awaits you, where generations can come together to relive the magic of Disney in a way like never before. Disney on Ice invites you to share the joy, laughter, and enchantment with your loved ones as you embark on a journey into the enchanting worlds of two beloved Disney movies, Frozen and Encanto! Looking for a way to enhance your outing? Consider purchasing show tickets with a pre-show Character Experience that includes games, storytelling, crafting, and interactive time with Elsa and Mirabel. For more details and ticket sales, visit DisneyOnIce.com.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 17 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 19, 2023 RENO-SPARKS CONVENTION CENTER
Gather the special little ones in your life for an eye-popping, prehistoric experience! Jurassic Quest brings the primordial world to life right here in Reno this November! Step back in time to experience life-like, life-sized dinosaurs up close, from the towering T. Rex to the gentle giants of the herbivorous kind. This family-friendly event offers interactive exhibits, thrilling dino rides, fossil digs, and more, making it an unforgettable adventure for all ages. Don’t miss your chance to embark on this epic journey through the Mesozoic era right in our own backyard. Purchase tickets now for this educational and entertaining experience perfect for dino enthusiasts of all ages at Tickets.JurassicQuest.com.
AMA ENDUROCROSS DIRT BIKE RACING
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2023 (7 pm) RENO-SPARKS LIVESTOCK EVENTS CENTER
Don’t miss the intense racing action that comes with EnduroCrossDirt Bike Racing right here in Reno! The AMA-organized event features riders from near and far navigating a challenging course filled with rocks, logs, massive tires, and more! With a variety of terrain features, from steep hill climbs to technical rock sections, the diverse range of obstacles tests the riders’ skills and offers fans a visually dynamic and engaging experience. Close-quarters racing and demanding terrain make for intense and thrilling battles throughout the competition. Learn more and purchase tickets at Endurocross.com.
BLIPPI: THE WONDERFUL WORLD TOUR
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29 (6 pm)
RENO EVENTS CENTER
Step into a dimension of wonder and excitement at the Blippi Wonderful World Tour! You and the special kiddos in your life will embark on an unforgettable adventure filled with laughter, learning, and pure joy as you join the one and only Blippi on a magical journey like no other. Blippi, the beloved entertainer and educator, is bringing his world of exploration to life in a thrilling live show that will captivate children and adults alike. Learn more about the tour and buy tickets in advance to this exciting interactive show at BlippiTheWonderfulWorldTour.com.
Indulge guilt-free in that extra slice of pumpkin pie after burning some calories on Thanksgiving morning! Whether you are a seasoned runner or just looking to get outside for an energetic walk and make connections in our community, Scheels Turkey Trot (2-mile walk/run and 10k run) in Sparks and Wobble Before You Gobble (5k run and 1-mile walk) in Downtown Reno and nearby parks could be the Turkey Day activities you need! Pick the event that works for you, register, and do it! You’ll be so happy you did. Visit CityOfSparks.us for the Scheels Turkey Trot and DesertSkyAdventures.com for Wobble Before You Gobble.
HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS: THE MUSICAL
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21 – SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 26
PIONEER CENTER for the PERFORMING ARTS
Who doesn’t love Dr. Seuss’s intriguing story about the Grinch’s transformation from a holiday hater to a festive friend? This holiday classic is a tale of redemption, love, and the true spirit of Christmas, brought to life on the Pioneer Center Stage this November. Featuring the hit songs “You’re A Mean One, Mr. Grinch” and “Welcome Christmas,” The Grinch discovers more about Christmas than he bargained for in this heart-warming holiday classic. Celebrate the holidays with the show The New York Times calls “100 times better than any bedtime story!” Purchase your tickets soon before all the good seats are sold out at PioneerCenter.com.
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While many of you have family recipes that withstand the test of time and tradition, others may be looking to branch out and try new recipes or start your own Thanksgiving traditions. Over the years, I have posted several of my family’s personal favorites in case you would like to share them with YOUR holiday crew this year. Here they are:
COMING SOON… THE “NOVEMBER 2023 RENO-SPARKS MARKET REPORT”
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